In what's already been something of a frustrating day for Southern California, a story gaining traction is that UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel has been using the above video as a way to convince recruits to stear clear of USC, presumably because Brennan Carroll, the son of head coach Pete Carroll and one of the team's assistant coaches, is all screamy and cussy. But doesn't he say he "loves every fucking one of you"? Positively touching, if you ask me.
Scott Wolf, the beat writer for the Trojans at the L.A. Daily News is lending credence to the view that the video, which was displayed on Pete Carroll's official site earlier this week, is a cause for concern for the program.
Q: Was the walk-on football tape that prominently featured Carroll's son sponsored by USC and, if so, why...when it reflects so poorly on the walk-on process at USC?
A: Because there is no editor or safety net to judge the content that gets thrown up on the petecarroll.com website. Everything is viewed as a self-promotion aimed at recruits, parents and lastly, fans. A lot of the content can be interesting but sometimes you need an editor to step in and say, ``this is not worthy of the program.'' And let me add it's not just Rick Neuheisel doing the criticizing. People I respect at USC also criticized it this week not to mention quite a few coaches at other schools across the country.
But if a white privileged douche with a visor can't represent USC, who can?